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won't likely be in that special election in april. most people believe that kwame brown is done when it comes to elective office. >> is he done serving that day? does this day down? >> reporter: yes. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. comma
of the agenda during president obama's first news conference since winning the election. steve handelsman has the report. >> reporter: president obama tried to show off the power, claiming voters backed his call for tax hikes on the rich. but that message had a distraction. the petraeus problem. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the president's withholding judgnt on the fbi keeping secrets. but he praised his ex-cia chief. >> we're safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> reporter: issue two was the fiscal cliff and taxes. >> what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for people who don't need it. >> reporter: republicans demand no rate hike. can there be a deal finally to cut deductions and raise what the rich pay in taxes. >> i recognize we're going to have to compromise. as i said on election night, compromise is hard. >> reporter: issue three, libya. four americans dead in benghazi. republicans today demand
. >>> after a bruising election, can republicans and democrats work together to avoid going over the fiscal cliff? that's the big question today as we take a live look at the capitol this afternoon. congress returns to the hill next week to try to find some common ground. steve handelsman is on capitol hill this afternoon with a look at what the two parties are saying today. steve? >> reporter: hi, pat. thanks. it's all about taxes. there are mixed signals here on capitol hill about whether republicans now will agree to what's been the obama demand, that some taxes on the rich ought to go up. as they kept counting votes today in florida, washington was counting, 53 days until the fiscal cliff. deep defense cuts and cuts in social service spending, and more ominously, tax hikes on everyone. that could spark a return to recession. says a senator who is bailing out of washington's gridlock. >> anything could serve as a trip wire to igniting another financial crisis. >> reporter: both sides are urging president obama to lead the way to a budget deal that avoids the cliff. after his victory tues
elected us to focus on your jobs. not ours. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people, accepting the damage it will do to our economy, let's start to actually solve the problem. >> reporter: the speaker wants a tax overhaul that raises money by cutti't hammer out a deal by year's end, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. taxes go up for everyone. an average of almost $3,500 per househo household. republicans say they want the president to address the real problem. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending, and a government that has grown massively. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are going to have to compromise. just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 elections. >> we cut $900 billion in spending that we didn't like, painful to us. >> reporter: in washington, a high stakes search for middle ground. the president and the sp
claimed the election proved most americans agree with his plan. that he calls balanced. cutting spending and hiking taxes to avoid the fiscal cliff. he said he's flexible -- >> but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> reporter: he's calling in members of congress for fiscal cliff meetings next week. but the main republican negotiator, again, will be speaker john boehner. >> and the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. we know 700,000 jobs will be destroyed. >> reporter: boehner insists the middle class and the government would get more money, if tax rates drop. >> we know that we're going to get more economic growth. it will bring jobs back to america. it will bring more revenue. >> reporter: republicans say they won't budge on taxes, unless democrats agree to cut the out of control costs of social security an
freshmen office lottery is set for november 30th. that's when newly elected lawmakers learn the cold hard facts of what it means to be the most junior members of congress. at least in terms of office space. this morning, though, there were big smiles as they posed for the freshmen class photo on the steps of the capitol. in coming weeks, the new members will be hiring staff and vying for the committee assignments that will set the agenda for their first terms. they'll take the oath of office in january. >>> well, taking a live look outside right now. another cold day with lots of clouds over us. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson will tell us how much longer we'll have december in november. how about it. >> that's right, jim and pat. you almost knew it was going to be cold today, right? you watched our forecast yesterday. but yeah, this is day 15 of november. another gray day for sure across the area. feels like december out there. look at the numbers right now, franconia, tysons corner 47 degrees. folks over in bowie at 46 right now. leesburg, too. and 49 degrees currently in an
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